Ballet Philippines

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Ballet Philippines (BP) synthesizes diverse dance and movement forms,[1] from classical ballet to avant-garde choreographies, from traditional to modern dance, from martial arts to aerial movements, into distinctively Filipino contemporary expressions.

Ballet Philippines is the resident dance company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and has earned critical[by whom?] and popular acclaim at home as well as throughout the world,[examples needed] showcasing the Philippines' rich cultural heritage of music and dance on the international stage. The company has been cited[by whom?] for its strong dance foundation, flexibility of style and exciting sense of theater.[examples needed] Their repertoire consists of over 250 works accumulated over the past 34 years, the most prominent of which are Filipino works translating western technique into Filipino movement, theme, design and inspiration to produce a distinctly Filipino dance form.


  1. ^ Bong, Austero (15 August 2011). "A splendid production". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 1 September 2011. "... Ballet Philippines’ restaging of Encantada, Agnes Locsin’s dance masterpiece. ...showcasing various local myths, traditions, and rituals. ... In Encantada, Agnes Locsin fused together classical ballet techniques with stylized Filipino ethnic movements." 

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